April 27th, 2007

washing machines

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The ultimate result of shielding (wo)men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools
=============-Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), English philosopher. Essays, vol. 3, "State Tamperings with Money and Banks" (1891).
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Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people
=============-Nigel Short (b. 1965), British chess champion. Observer (London, 11 Aug. 1991).
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Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother
============-Beverly Jones (b. 1927), U.S. feminist writer. The Florida Paper on Women's Liberation, "The Dynamics of Marriage and Motherhood" (1970).
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http://space.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn11745&feedId=online-news_rss20
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http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn8836-black-holes-the-ultimate-quantum-computers.html
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http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn11180-atom-smasher-may-give-birth-to-black-saturns.html